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Gov. Ron DeSantis doubled down on his commitment to the Everglades and water across the Sunshine State this week, calling for three years funding from the Legislature.
On Thursday, as expected, Gov. Ron DeSantis tapped Dr. Julia Nesheiwat to be Florida’s first Chief Resilience Officer (CRO) who will be in charge of looking at how the state will deal with the “environmental, physical and economic impacts of sea level rise.”
“Thanks to the leadership of Governor DeSantis and the support of our legislative leaders, Florida is making historic investments in our environment,” said Valenstein.
With Miami hosting Super Bowl LIV in February 2020, Gov. Ron DeSantis wants to ensure it doesn’t hurt the environment in South Florida.
The decision won the applause of the Everglades Foundation and other environmental groups.
Reed’s impact on the Sunshine State can be seen in his efforts at launching the Everglades Foundation and helping launch Big Cypress National Park in Southwest Florida.